Luke Freeman has once again emerged as a key target for both Leeds and Nottingham Forest.
The former QPR man has found games hard to come by at Bramall Lane this season. However, he did start yesterday’s win over Millwall, with Chris Wilder singling him out for praise following the game.
But according to a report from the Sun on Sunday (print edition, page 61, January 26, 2020), both Forest and Leeds are still determined to land Freeman.
Despite playing well yesterday, Freeman has still to stake a regular claim for minutes in the Blades XI. The form of John Fleck has prevented that, while Mo Besic and John Lundstram have been preferred on the other side of the midfield three.
Both clubs were credited with an interest in Freeman earlier in the window. With Sheffield United reportedly looking to bring in Josh Brownhill, Freeman could find his chances even more limited in the red and white of United.
The 27-year-old is a proven commodity in the Championship. He was the standout player for QPR last season and looked to be the ideal replacement for Mark Duffy in the summer.
However, due to a change in shape from Chris Wilder, Freeman has found it tough to break into the team.
A good move for both clubs
Forest and Leeds would be getting a seasoned Championship player in Luke Freeman if they can complete a move.
Although he’s worked hard when called upon by Wilder, he definitely seems suited to a number ten role. Sadly, that’s not how the Blades have set up this season now they are in the Premier League.
With Forest and Leeds both pushing for promotion, adding someone of the quality of Freeman would be a smart move.
He scored seven times last season and laid on another six. That sort of contribution at the top end of the field is exactly what could help either club over the line in the Championship.